Rekindle the Romance...
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride for two in the picture postcard city of Bath, explore the chocolate box village of Bourton-on-the Water in the Cotswold Hills or take an enchanting boat trip in the Lake District. These are just some of the many romantic things we can include for you on a tailor-made tour of the UK and Ireland.
The romantic English city of Bath © VisitEngland/Simon Winnall
Relive the romance of Mr Darcy and Miss Bennet in the Georgian city of Bath, once the home of Pride and Prejudice novelist Jane Austen. Enjoy a dip in the famous Roman Baths or take a horse-drawn carriage ride and see the sights.
Enjoy afternoon tea for two at the Abbey Hotel in Bath
Be seduced by Bourton-on-the Water, one of the prettiest villages in England, which is nestled in the Cotswold Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, thanks to the many low bridges that cross the river through the village, it is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset from one of the riverside greens.
Traditional Cotswold stone cottages © VisitBritain/Adam Burton
A luxury weekend in London is perfect for couples. With some of the world’s finest hotels, a multitude of Michelin starred restaurants and the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely boat trip with dinner on the River Thames, there is so much to experience.
England also has the excitement and romance of its Royal Family, with Prince William and Kate, and their young children, Prince George, heir to the throne, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
A visit to Buckingham Palace is a must, but London has so much else to offer... first class hotels, theatres and restaurants, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey where so many Kings of England are buried, the River Thames and Tower Bridge and the Tower of London itself.
England’s romantic Lake District © VisitBritain/Tomas Brejc
The Lake District in the North West of England has been voted the most romantic place in the United Kingdom. The spectacular mountain scenery and expansive lakes once inspired the Romantic poets, such as William Wordsworth, and a romantic boat trip on Lake Windermere in the spring or summer sunshine is unforgettable.
Ireland too has its place at the top of the list of the world's most romantic getaways, with its long and exhilarating coastline dotted with pretty coves and traditional villages. There is always a warm welcome at the local pub and often the chance to enjoy authentic Irish music.
Glendalough is an ancient monastic site tucked in the Wicklow Hills, not far from Dublin. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and to experience your own moments of togetherness in this most magical of landscapes.
The magical atmosphere of Glendalough © Tourism Ireland
The king of Ireland’s romantic poets is WB Yeats, and one of his favourite places was Lough Gill in Sligo, which he famously romanticised in his poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Experience this wonderful setting from the shore or on board a traditional open boat.
The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is perhaps one of the most unique landscapes in the British Isles and is the perfect backdrop to a romantic day out. Again, visit early to avoid the crowds, but the Causeway Coast is vast enough to ensure you will be able to find your own private hideaway.
Giant’s Causeway © Tourism Northern Ireland
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in Scotland are beautiful crystal clear rock pools fed by a series of waterfalls from the mountains. Accessible only on foot, there is nothing quite like this fairyland of natural beauty, which embodies a sense of magic in the sparklingly clear pools.
The mythical Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye © VisitScotland/Kenny Lam
Scotland as a whole is highly recommended for a romantic getaway, with the rugged beauty of its Highlands. Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile should be on everybody’s itinerary and if you visit in August we can highly recommend the world famous Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Tattoo.
A relaxing break in a luxury country house hotel in Wales is hard to better, as you look out on some of the best scenery and prettiest gardens anywhere in the UK. Enjoy meals in the finest restaurants or discover your own local eateries, take long walks or enjoy afternoon tea cosily by the fire.
Romantic Portmeirion in North Wales © Neil Redler
Portmeirion in North Wales is one of the most fascinating villages in the UK. The Italian style buildings run down to the sea and create an atmosphere of Mediterranean tranquillity. Stay in the Portmeirion Hotel for a truly romantic experience, as you watch the sun go down across the bay.
This is just a snapshot of the many fabulously romantic experiences you can enjoy in the UK and Ireland. We can put together the perfect romantic break or honeymoon for you, including the finest suites in the most exclusive hotels and romantic meals for two in some of the most memorable locations.
Why not get the most from your romantic vacation with your own driver guide to accompany you throughout your stay? We can offer tours with your own driver and guide in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
To create the perfect tailor made romantic getaway, contact our friendly team today.